Falkirk Council says ‘no thanks’ to Oran offer

Falkirk Council will not be renewing its contract with Oran, now called Green Cricle
Falkirk Council will not be renewing its contract with Oran, now called Green Cricle

Falkirk Council has said “no thanks” to a controversial recycling firm and decided not to renew its contract.

Council chiefs will not be extending the deal they had with Oran Environmental Solutions, based in Grangemouth’s Abbotsinch Industrial Estate, to recycle the area’s dry waste when the existing contract comes to an end in February. Baillie Joan Paterson sent letters out to Grangemouth residents informing them of the decision.

She said: “The contract with Oran runs until February next year and we have now informed them we will not be extending this. This doesn’t stop them bidding again for another contract if the council does go out to tender for these services.

“The company changed its name to Green Circle Recycling and went to SEPA to ask for a licence to operate at the Abbotsinch plant under this new name. The council does not have a contract with Green Circle and when the company came to us to renegotiate the contract we said no thanks.

“We are choosing to use alternative arrangements which are financially more beneficial by a significant amount.”

Oran’s Grangemouth site has had a long history of problems in terms of non-compliance with SEPA regulations.

The business was at the centre of a fly infestation problem which caused misery for residents and businesses over a number of years and was the subject of a number of investigations by SEPA and the council.

Oran/Green Circle had not responded with a comment on the matter as The Falkirk Herald went to press.